Andy Murray Absent in Dubai After His Wife Gives Birth to Son

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NUSADAILY.COM -JAKARTA- Andy Murray will miss next week’s Dubai championship after his wife Kim gave birth to their fourth child.

The three-time Grand Slam champion plans to play in Dubai before the Miami Open, which he still wants to play, as quoted by Reuters on Saturday.

Murray (33) already has two daughters, five-year-old Sophia and three-year-old Edie, and a son, Teddy, who is one year old.

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The former world number one is now ranked 116th after a long absence due to hip injury surgery. She had to start her first year by missing the Australian Open due to being declared COVID-19 positive.

The last tournament he played was the Rotterdam Open, and he was defeated by Russian Andrey Rublev last week.

Meanwhile, a number of names will also be absent in the ATP 500 event in Dubai which takes place march 14-20, one of which is Rafael Nadal.

The 34-year-old feels unprepared to play as he has not fully recovered from the back problem he suffered ahead of the Australian Open some time ago.

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Not only Nadal, Roger Federer will also withdraw from the Dubai tournament after the former world number one lost in the quarter-finals of the Qatar Open on Thursday (11/3).

Federer, who returned to action after two knee surgeries last year, decided that now it would be better for him to focus on training. (sak)